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Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 19

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Todd Simpson
Todd Simpson

LESSON #19 - Mini Clinic (Tapping/Hammering)

Lesson Series by Todd Simpson

In this lesson, we are going to take a break from our alternate picking work and focus on the technique known as "Tapping/Hammering". So let's put down our pick and get ready to use our fingers.

We are going to introduce the Mixolydian scale into our work here. This is the first lesson using this scale, but it won't be the last. We are going to also integrate the "Pedal Point/Pedal Tone" idea again in the form of an open string. In this case, the Pedal Point will the the High E string.

Take a look at the high E string. Our patterns for tapping will be focused on the High E.


Here is a short demonstration of our main lick for this lesson: